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Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney: Finding Fish in Pea Soup Weather

By Captain William Toney Posted on November 16, 2022

After last week’s high winds, the nearshore rocks are immersed in pea soup.  If you have accurate GPS numbers, starting at 10 feet there have been some keeper gag grouper coming to the dock with shallow running casting plugs. My favorite colors are fire tiger and clown (orange yellow).

Around the rocks are also some spanish mackerel and grunts but use live shrimp. I would expect the water to start to clear up as it gets cooler later this week. 

The trout bite has been better north of the river. Depending on the depth and speed of your vessels, drift will determine the best bait to use. On a breezy day in 3- to 4-feet of water, I use a popping cork and jig with a MirrOlure watermelon red flake Lil John or Provoker. If it’s a calm day with a slow drift, I use a D.O.A. 5.5 glow jerk bait. Broken bottom with a mix of sponges, hard corals and rock grass will hold the larger trout. 

To find the redfish, as I always preach, look for points with jumping mullet to find them. Incoming tide is always best, but a high outgoing tide will work but you have a shorter window to find them. Live shrimp and cut pinfish are the best bait.

Snook are still on some of the outside points. but in deeper creeks with drop-offs on rocky points are the best spots to catch them now. They are moving east.

High incoming tide will be in the morning this weekend. 

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report from Captain William Toney

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Captain William Toney is a fourth-generation Homosassa fishing guide. He provides our weekly Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report.



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